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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Banksy's New Steve Jobs Artwork Confronts Refugee Stigmas Located on a wall inside the Calais refugee camp, Bansky's latest piece features the image of late Apple founder Steve Jobs and aims to confront the stigma that refugees drain countries...
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Jonathan Rosen's "I Want To Dream" Installation at Colette, Paris
For his first European show, NYC-based conceptual artist Jonathan Rosen has contributed a series of large-scale, mixed media pieces to the walls of concept shop colette. The artworks within this exhibition, "I WANT TO DREAM," balance directness...
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Bonjour Paris City Map Guide
Documenting his travels through delightful doodles, writer and filmmaker Marin Montagut offers "Bonjour Paris," a map and information guide mash-up that uncovers the most charming Parisian establishments. Part of his "Bonjour" series (which also includes...
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PARadISe Snow Globe
Pretty in pink, this snow globe from Colette spells out "paradise" but (in all-caps) also "Paris"—a very kitsch and sweet way of saying they are one and the same. The globe—measuring about 8.5cm by 8.5cm—is available in five colorways, with each one...
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The Grand Pigalle, Paris
The risktaking French team of Romée de Goriainoff, Pierre-Charles Cros, and Olivier Bon made the craft cocktail desirable to young Parisians via the Experimental Cocktail Club bar, which opened in 2007. The Experimental Group has now become a household...
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Les Bains, Paris
In a city filled with infinite sites to enjoy, it takes a lot for a Parisian hotel room to make you want to stay in—especially one located in Le Marais, the beating heart of the capital. Yet that's exactly what Les Bains has accomplished after a five...
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Le Sonneur's Love Letters
"I am at your door, almost in your home. I play with these limits and I begin a gentle intrusion," Le Sonneur tells us. Rather than the beginning of a psychological thriller, these words seem to be proof that street art can be poetic. The anonymous...
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The Refined Eccentricity of Hotel Particulier Montmartre, Paris
We were quick to visit Montmartre's Hotel Particulier upon its opening, back in 2007. In a crowded Parisian hotel scene, the establishment's charm and (family-owned) authenticity immediately struck us. Imagine, if you will, something from a Wes Anderson...
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Maison & Objet 2015: be-poles' L’Article Collection
Graphic design studio be-poles—founded in 2000 by architect Antoine Ricardou and with offices in Paris and New York—has worked with the likes of Colette, Diptyque and The Nomad Hotel, among many others. And, like many creative companies, the studio...
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Maison & Objet 2015: CH Picks, Part Two
Narrowing down the highlights and standouts at Maison & Objet is overwhelming—the fair is diverse, expansive and full of hidden treasures ready for their debut. In our second round-up of products and companies at the Parisian design trade show (see...
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Maison & Objet 2015: CH Picks, Part One
Going strong since 1995, French design show Maison & Objet just held its 20th anniversary edition in Paris Nord Villepinte from 4-8 September. The gigantic fair space was divided into eight different sectors, covering everything from fashion to homeware...
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Hotel Bachaumont Opens in Paris
Officially opened just a few weeks ago, the minimalist, retro-style Hotel Bachaumont is a sublime (and much-needed) lodging and dining addition to Paris' hotel-strapped second arrondissement. About a ten minute walk from the Louvre (and a five minute...
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Vegetarian Hot Dogs at Le Tricycle
Those in Paris may have spotted Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Gomis cruising through the streets, bringing vegetarian hotdogs to the masses on their food bike service Le Tricycle. A loyal following has now resulted in a newly opened brick-and-mortar...
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Hôtel de Nell, Paris
When traveling through a destination city full to the brim with expectations, stumbling upon a hidden gem is extra special—and extra rewarding. That's exactly the feeling after a stay in Hôtel de Nell, located in the residential-feeling 9th arrondissement...
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Unique Vinyl Experiences in Paris
There are certainly plenty of disquaires, or record stores, in Paris to keep up with the regrowing interest in vinyl. From the collector's goldmine at Superfly Records (whose in-house label also reissues their favorite rare records at more affordable...
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Generator Paris
"Hostel" isn't the first word that comes to mind when you step into the freshly opened Generator Paris—from its sheer size alone (916 beds across eight floors) to the supremely Instagrammable communal spaces (where Tom Dixon lights are paired with...
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Photographer Cole Barash Presents Six Girls Six Cities
After getting full creative control over a 14-page fashion editorial for Relapse Magazine, Brooklyn-based photographer Cole Barash became fixated on an idea. He shot the fashion spread using a double exposure technique—where each frame of film is...
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Seventy-Five Years Later, Ketums is Reborn
In 1925 Joseph Smutek set up shop on a leafy street on the western outskirts of Paris. His business was raincoats and Smutek quickly become known in the area for the quality and utility of his garments. As his sons took over the family business in...
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T.T. Trunks
The storage trunk is an object that exudes nostalgia; sepia-toned images of extravagant rail travel or a dusty box full of sentimentalities come to mind. T.T. Trunks, however, are crafted to make memories, rather than to store them. Boasting a...
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Beautiful Brass Watering Cans by Lee West Objects
Over eight years ago we took note of British-born, Paris-based designer Lee West for his striking use of organic forms while working within companies like Ligne Roset and Cinna. Since, West has formed his own eponymous brand and created an array...
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Le Slip Français Underwear
When he founded Le Slip Français in 2011, Guillaume Gibault didn't realize he would be starting an underwear movement. He found a workshop in Dordogne, France, where several generations of craftsmen had been making undergarments for over 60 years...
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Holiday Markets Around the World
by Laura Feinstein The winter season always seems to bring the reliable trappings of festive cheer: trees and wreathes, carols and bells, and the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. But one tradition that we always look forward to most is the holiday...
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